Instruction Book

Discussion in 'The 1911 Forum' started by paperboy, May 3, 2009.

  1. paperboy

    paperboy Member

    Sep 6, 2008
    I thought I would try to do some upgrades on my 1911. After getting some magazines with all the after market parts, I got a little worried. First thing I am going to need is a good manual that tells the do's and don'ts. It has to explain how to rework every part. A complete parts list for the 1911, exploded view. I really want to try my hand at this. I just need a good manual that explains everything there is.
  2. techoca

    techoca New Member

    Nov 3, 2008
    Brownells has a good selection of books for 1911.

  3. oscarmayer

    oscarmayer New Member

    Jun 24, 2008
    as does kings gun works they specialize in 1911's
  4. LDBennett

    LDBennett Well-Known Member

    Dec 20, 2003
    Hesperia, CA
    American Gunsmithing Institute (AGI) has a video on customizing your 1911. Most all of their video courses are very good.

    The bible for the 1911 is the JERRY KUHNHAUSEN THE U.S. M1911/M1911A1 PISTOLS A SHOP MANUAL (the second volume of a two volume set). No book is more comprehensive for specs for the 1911. The second volume covers modifications while the first is more of a armory reference book for repairs.

    Brownells has a 1911 specific catalog that shows all the parts available for the 1911 with a brief description regarding as to whether the parts are drop-in or require fitting. Their TECH staff is also very knowledgeable and can offer very good advice as to what parts to use and their effectiveness. Just browsing the catalog is an education in itself.

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